Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths wins Scottish Premiership Player of the Season
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 01/06/16 4:14pm
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has been named Scottish Premiership Player of the Season by the competition sponsors.
The 25-year-old was pivotal in helping the Hoops secure their fifth successive Scottish Premiership title win.
Griffiths netted 31 times in the league and reached an overall tally of 40 for the campaign, the first Celtic player to reach that figure since Henrik Larsson 12 years ago.
The latest prize for Griffiths has completed a hat-trick for the Scotland international this season, after he won the SPFL Players Player of the Year, and the Scottish Football Writers Player of the Year awards.
"Playing as well as I did, scoring 40 goals in a season and collecting a clean sweep of awards is something I never dreamed of at the start of the season," Griffith said.
"But I said it before that I want to make a name for myself here, I don't want to be living off the back of others. I want my name remembered as well.
The former Livingston, Dundee Wolves and Hibernian forward, who blossomed under Ronny Deila at Celtic, is looking forward to working with new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Griffiths was at Celtic Park when Rodgers arrived at the club last month, and is confident the Hoops will flourish under the former Liverpool and Swansea boss
"I think everybody's excited. It's a big name coming to Scottish football," Griffiths said.
"You saw when the gaffer was unveiled there were over 10,000 people here, it shows what it means to the Celtic fans. I'm sure he took in how big a club it is.
"I've not spoken to him a length, I just said 'hello'. I was here for his unveiling as well."We'll talk in the next few weeks and I'll find out what his plans are, and what I'm capable of doing, and we'll take it from there."